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Most of us will feel lonely at some point in our lives. For a lot of us, particularly those in later life, loneliness can define our lives and have a significant impact on our wellbeing. But we can help you feel less alone. 

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I'm feeling lonely

If you’re feeling lonely, we’re here for you. We can give you advice and practical steps to take if you’re struggling.

Someone I know is lonely

If you’re worried about someone you know feeling lonely, we can give you advice on how you can make a difference.

How Age UK can help

Lots of local Age UKs provide a range of services and support that can help you meet new people and make friends. 

Contact your local Age UK for help and support.


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Meet Len and Ivor

92-year-old Len got in touch with his local Age UK to enquire about their befriending services and is now visited by volunteer befriender Ivor.

In this video, Len and Ivor talk about their growing friendship, and how Age UK's befriending service has made a difference.

They spend an hour each week chatting about a range of topics that interest them, and have developed a strong friendship.

Connecting digitally

The internet and digital technology can be invaluable for staying in touch with family and friends, and can help with shopping and ordering prescriptions.

For more information call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602.
We’re open 8am to 7pm, every day of the year.

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